Easy cinnamon rolls are a sweet and spicy pastry made with a soft dough that is filled with a generous amount of sweet cinnamon sugar, then rolled up and baked to perfection. They are usually topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting for an extra layer of indulgence in every bite.

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Recipe of Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Unlike most traditional cinnamon roll recipes, some recipes make cinnamon rolls without yeast, which means there’s no need for proofing or kneading Cinnamon rolls can be enjoyed as a special breakfast treat or a midday pick-me-up

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make cinnamon rolls:


  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar


  1. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Heat milk and butter in a saucepan until the butter is melted. Let it cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add the milk mixture and egg to the flour mixture and stir until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl and let it rise for about an hour.
  6. Roll out the dough into a rectangle.
  7. Mix together cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle it all over the dough.
  8. Roll up the dough to make a log and cut it into 10-12 even rolls.
  9. Place the rolls in a lightly greased 9- or 10-inch pan.
  10. Let the rolls rise for another 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden brown on top.
  12. Let the rolls cool for a few minutes before serving.


  • Use all-purpose flour for the dough.
  • Be sure to add only as much flour as you need to make a workable dough. Too much flour will give you stiff, dense, dry cinnamon rolls.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the rolls, so they don’t squish down.
  • Use the correct size pan. This recipe makes 10–12 rolls, which fit in a 9- or 10-inch pan. If the pan is too small, they’ll be overcrowded.
  • You can add raisins, chopped pecans, or walnuts to the filling before rolling.
  • You can store the cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Variations of Cinnamon Rolls

There are many variations of easy cinnamon rolls that you can try. Here are some ideas:

Maple & Bacon Rolls

  • Substitute 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter for 1 Tbsp. of the butter in the frosting.
  • Make candied bacon: Cook 4 slices chopped bacon in a large skillet until nearly crisp. Stir in 2 Tbsp. pack brown sugar and cook, stirring, until crisp. Drizzle frosted rolls with maple syrup and top with candied bacon.

Red Velvet Easy Cinnamon Rolls

  • Replace 1/4 cup of the flour with 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Add 1 Tbsp. red food coloring to the dough.
  • Top with cream cheese frosting.

Peppermint Mocha Rolls

  • Add 1 Tbsp. instant coffee to the dough.
  • Mix together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, and 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract for the filling.
  • Top with chocolate ganache and crushed candy canes.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rolls

  • Spread peanut butter and jelly over the dough before rolling.
  • Top with cream cheese frosting.

These are just a few ideas to get you started on easy cinnamon rolls. You can get creative and come up with your own variations based on your favorite flavors and ingredients.